One critically important step in dealing with life's dilemmas and unpleasant experiences is to trust in Jesus Christ as the Son of God and say "yes" to prayer. This means trusting in God to help live in the present. It means pushing aside doubts and relying on The Lord's Prayer to affirm the good in life for Jesus said, "These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world" (John 16:33). Life is not hopeless.